No, vidIQ is not an MCN. vidIQ provides best-in-class tools and features to help you grow your channel, as well as group coaching. Here’s the difference:
MCNs: According to Google, “Multi-Channel Networks (“MCNs” or “networks”) are third-party service providers that affiliate with multiple YouTube channels to offer services that may include audience development, content programming, creator collaborations, digital rights management, monetization, and/or sales.” (Source)
vidIQ: vidIQ is a suite of tools that can help you better understand your YouTube channel, come up with content ideas, and more. vidIQ will never ask anyone to sign over access to their Google AdSense account or partake in any kind of revenue sharing practices with creators. The products and services we provide do not require users to sign any agreements and users can cancel any time.